Prairie Trail Scenic Byway

History & Heritage

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge offers visitors an opportunity to see bison and elk on tram tours by reservation. McPherson State Lake offers fishing, camping, and hiking. Prairie Trail Scenic Byway continues west until the roadway ends at Old U.S. 81. Here the Byway turns north towards Lindsborg, the Swedish Capital of Kansas.

Don’t forget to stop by Mushroom Rock State Park which provides unique geologic rock "mushrooms" for visitors to enjoy. While in the area check out the community of Ellsworth, once called “The wickedest Cattletown in Kansas.”

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